The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat suffered such serious injuries from having her tail yanked that she had to be put to sleep.

The two-year-old white and tortoiseshell female cat was found by her owner with the injuries after she went missing for 14 hours – between 8am and 10pm – on Saturday 21 May, from her home in Riddell Avenue, in Langold, Nottinghamshire.

She was immediately taken to a vet by her owner, who assessed injuries … Continue reading…

Officers from the RSPCA will be pulling on their drysuits to make a final sweep of the River Eden today, ahead of Appleby Horse Fair*.


The annual Gypsy and traveller event starts tomorrow (Thursday 2-Monday 6 June) in the Cumbrian town.


RSPCA staff removed about half a tonne of dangerous debris from the spot popular for the washing of horses, including gates, fence posts and rusty farm equipment last week.


RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was shot by an air rifle.

Tabitha, a tortie who is six years-old, was shot by an air rifle in the Pantddu, Christchurch area of Aberbeeg on 22 May between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.

She was rushed to the vets and it was found that a pellet was lodged in her ribs. Luckily the pellet is not causing her any major problems but she is receiving veterinary treatment.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of fishing litter properly after a swan had to be rescued when she got a fishing hook stuck in her neck.

The swan was spotted by members of the public at Spike Island, in Widnes, on Monday (23 May) with the triple-barbed pike hook stuck in her throat.

RSPCA inspector Louise Showering said: “We managed to catch the swan and take her immediately to a vets.

“Thankfully, the tackle had not done too … Continue reading…